We all know the adage that doing X is like running a marathon. The subtext being that you have to take it slowly, step by step because you're in it for the long haul. But does the work really get easier each time you 'run a marathon'? Yes, and no…Read More
It's Valentine's day. You don't have time to learn a whole language to impress your significant other, so you decide to speak English with a French accent.
Before you begin it's important to know…Read More
Getting the vocal tract posture of a language or an accent right is a crucial part of successful accent acquisition. Vocal tract posture (also called oral posture), is the particular patterning of muscular engagement, release, and positioning characteristic of individuals and groups of speakers. It is, if you will, the ‘home base’ for an accent…Read More